(social welfare) (in Britain) a committee appointed by an adoption agency, such as a local authority, to make recommendations concerning the suitability of prospective adoption cases
of or involving . acquired or related by : an adoptive father or son. tending to . Contemporary Examples Actually, as Parkin noted while testifying at a foreclosure proceeding five years ago, Prusik was in fact his adoptive mother. Brooklyn’s Real-Life Norman Bates Accused of Cross-Dressing Fraud Michael Daly April 28, 2012 Legally, Woody remains […]
- Adoptive immunity
passive immunity resulting from the administration of sensitized lymphocytes from an immune donor.
- Adoptive immunotherapy
adoptive immunotherapy adoptive immunotherapy a·dop·tive immunotherapy (ə-dŏp’tĭv) n. The passive transfer of immunity from an immune donor through inoculation with sensitized white blood cells, transfer factor, immune RNA, or antibodies in serum or gamma globulin.
very attractive or delightful; charming: What an adorable hat! worthy of being . Contemporary Examples More than halfway through this short book, this adorable guide takes the reader by the hand and leads her to a terrible place. Who’s a Bad Mother? Susan Cheever May 3, 2009 Much has happened since the loathsome caviar-coddled MF […]